Echo: Baby Name of the Day

November 26, 2013

She’s a mythological name that bears repeating. Thanks to Ette for suggesting Echo as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Eliza

May 10, 2011

She’s the stylish short form of Elizabeth worn by the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn. Thanks to Lemon for suggesting Eliza as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

February 20, 2011

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 4/25/10

April 25, 2010

The price of a blog with growing readership?

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 1/31/10

January 31, 2010

Let’s start off our Sunday with some controversy. The NameLady recently answered a reader’s question: Are there rules for nicknames? Her answer was basically yes. Julia can be Julie and David Dave, but take it much farther you really should just put the nickname on the birth certificate. (In this case, she advised her reader […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 9/6/09

September 6, 2009

The big news of the week? The birth of Bardot Vita Boreanaz, a sister for Jaden Rayne. Prepare to see Bardot featured in plenty of year-end lists of wacky celeb baby names. In other news: Did anyone catch the tiny baby name mention during last Sunday’s ep of Mad Men? When Jennifer Crane and Betty […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 6/28/09

June 28, 2009

The big news from the week was the birth of the SJP/Matthew Broderick twins.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 1/25/09

January 25, 2009

It’s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. Believe it or not, we spent yesterday afternoon at Monster Jam, watching drivers called Chad Fortune, Pat Summa and Debra Miceli steer mammoth trucks around a course at the Verizon Center. Alexei loved it; Clio hid from the noise and fumes under my shawl; and I’m glad to be back in […]

Read the full article →

Babes in the Woods

February 20, 2008

A few decades back, naming your newborn Ocean, Daisy or Indigo branded you granola-eatin’, VW-bus drivin’ Flower Children who might not be quite ready for life off the commune. The world has changed dramatically since the 60s, and naming has gotten a whole lot more liberal. Little wonder, then, that nature names have gone mainstream. […]

Read the full article →